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right here on maryland route 97 near rolling hills drive. police tell us a car clipped the bus, causing it to flip onto its side. one student was on board at the time and was not hurt. both drivers suffered minor injuries. there's no word on which driver was at fault. >>> the ntsb has arrived at the scene of a tragedy in texas. last night a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans and their families. four men who served our country were killed in that crash. nbc's jay gray is live now in midland, texas, where some service members rushed to help save lives just seconds after the impact. jay? >> reporter: yeah, jim, you're right, heroes here. it began as a celebration to honor our nation's heroes but in a matter of minutes at the intersection behind me, it shifted to chaos. now it's giving way to a weekend of mourning here. it stood almost like a memorial to the fallen. not the kind that was planned or that anyone wants to see. >> it was tragic. it was devastating. >> reporter: the twisted metal of a flatbed trailer and the train that smashed into a veterans par
impact for us. the potential is there for some rain and maybe some snow for our region. we'll talk more about that. but take a look at this, freeze warnings in effect for the areas that have not seen it yet, including the district. just about everybody seeing temperatures at or below freezing tonight. wait until i show you how cold the numbers get overnight. >>> the presidential election down to the wire in this 11th hour. the night before the election, it is too close to call and virginia is extremely important. today mitt romney has an action-packed schedule today. four states, including a stop in fairfax and george mason. new presidential numbers for virginia came out today. the nbc "wall street journal" survey puts 48% for president obama, 47% for romney. and the rasmussen poll shows 50% for romney, 48% for the president in the commonwealth. julie carey joins us from fairfax on romney's pit stop this afternoon. julie? >> reporter: well, it is emptied out now, but a short while ago the patriots center was filled up to the very top row. supporters here eager to show enthusiasm th
patrol tip line at 202-885-4444 or e-mail them. tips@news4iteam.com. make sure to give us the location of the problem. >>> it remakes beautiful out there and unseasonably cold this morning. >> we're voting on some good weather. >> it's good weather for election day tomorrow but it's going to be unseasonably chilly. as we look at the region. the morning cloud cover breaking up here. still, it is mostly cloudy out of the mountains. but it should get sunny there too as the day progresses. still a chill in the air all around the region. it's accompanied by a blustery wind gusting to around 20 miles an hour. meanwhile, there is a spin in the midlevels of the atmosphere triggering rain over missouri and arkansas. that's diving south. as it passes over north florida later today into tomorrow morning, it will reform as a coastal area of low pressure and perhaps give us and perhaps likely give us a coastal storm here beginning on wednesday, into wednesday night and thursday. a combination of different types of precipitation. i'll sort it all out for you. the latest on that coming up. along with
now. but guess what? there is another storm with the mid-atlantic. veronica johnson is live for us in the weather center. lay it on us, veronica. >> of course we mentioned a storm system yesterday. we're still looking at it on some of the guidance and weather maps as it looks as though more and more will be developing right off the carolina capes and moving northward. we're tall more about that moving forward, but for today mostly cloudy again and chilly too. it's been a blustery day for us 37 look at the winds throughout the area. 25 to 29 miles per hour wind gusts currently being reported. again, with the day where we've had very limited blue sky yet again, at one point, though, this morning it looked like we were getting a little more clearing in here, but the clouds again are winning out. what's left of sandy spinning way off to the north. 51 degrees columbia heights and petworth. good afternoon to you guys in virginia, chantaly, frankownia 49 degrees. 50 degrees right now in prince george's county over in mitchellville, maryland. here's a look at your forecast for the evening.
.c. darcy spencer joins us live with the breaking developments. darcy? >> reporter: jim, i just got off the phone with the d.c. police and i can confirm that an arrest has been made in this case. we're awaiting additional details. but i can tell you the suspect's name is tieran mcelraft, arrested today, just 18 years old, on burglary one. that involved burglary where an assault was involved in that. the victim just 81 years old. police returned to the scene here on mckinley street around 45 minutes ago to collect additional evidence. this crime happened somewhere between 11:45 yesterday morning and 12:30 in the afternoon. the victim, she is blind and she is hard of hearing. the suspect apparently got into her home through a broken basement window. then there was some sort of encounter between that suspect and the victim inside her home. at that point they tell us that she was punched in her head and face. now, yesterday she was found by a mailman here. and he indicated she was barely kpgs. and she was confused. right at her own doorstep. >> the nature of the crime is a heinous crime, a
the latest developments tonight on news4 at 5:00. >>> unprecedented penalty, bp has agreed to pay a record u.s. fine for the massive oil spill down in the gulf of mexico in a settlement with the justice department. they'll pay $4.5 billion and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges. the government also charged two top bp officers with manslaughter in connection with the 11 people who died onboard the deep water horizon two years ago. jay gray explains why bp could still face more charges. >> reporter: the oil spread for miles after the collapse of the deepwater horizon well, choking away wildlife and crippling communities all along the gulf coast. and today, more than two years after the disaster, we learn the punishment is far-reaching as well. >> this marks both the largest single criminal find, more than $1.25 billion, and the largest total criminal resolution, $4 billion, in the history of the united states. >> reporter: as part of an agreement announced this afternoon in new orleans, bp will plead guilty to 14 felony charges for its role in the worst oil spill in u.s. history. among the most
. they have not confirmed that to us. we'll continue to stay on the story all day long. keith, back to you. >> tony with the latest from the scene. thanks for checking in. >>> within the hour, nancy pelosi announced she plans to stay in her position as house minority leader. she raised millions of dollars to put democrats back in power. they fell short of winning the house majority last week. still, pelosi succeeded in electing the most diverse caucus in the nation's history. >> as you look forward, understand that you are looking into the future. the future of empowerment of women in america. i have made a decision to submit my name to my colleagues to once again serve as the house democratic leader. >> nancy pelosi was the first and so far, only woman elected speaker of the house. she served from 2007 to 2011. in a related development on the republican side, ang us king will go with democrats. he's an ind pen dend. >>> president obama will hold a news conference. he'll have to address the david petraeus scandal as well as the looming fiscal cliff. it may be the republicans, not the democ
could get rain and snow. storm-team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson will tell us how much and when. >>> but first, decision day after months and months of campaigning. billions of dollars spent. the election is finally here. the final push that could decide the course of the country for the next four years. this is it. good afternoon, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. we are on the trail with president obama and mitt romney. and we're also watching the polls in your neighborhood. we begin with news4's adam tuss in battleground virginia. he joins us live. the lines have been long today. >> reporter: here at this polling place, the line has been about two and a half to three hours long all day. right now, it is moving. that's the good news. it still stretches down the hill and then has to go into the building. waiting to be a part of history. some in the cold shade dance a jig to stay warm keeping the feet moving. once inside the door, greeted by reality again. the line here snaking around corners. twisting and turning before the finish line finally in sight. >> it h
cut deals on taxes and spending. >> american people want us to work together. republicans want us to work together. >> reporter: and house speaker john boehner opened the door to higher taxes. >> for the purposes of forging a bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem, we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> reporter: conceding his loss, mitt romney called for compromise. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: how did the people of america reject romney? one reason is, our population has changed. a smaller share of whites voted, down to 72% of the total. more minorities voting, more young people. changes that favor democrats like barack obama. he reached out last night to romney backers. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. >> reporter: some republicans say they better learn, from an election that gave barack obama four more years. bipartisanship will get the media test,he
's exactly what could happen. >> if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for change. help us win this. >> reporter: with bruce springsteen, president obama started today in wisconsin. >> you know that i'll fight for you and your families every single day, as hard as i know how. >> reporter: last night colorado, a huge rally. after a shimmy with stevie wonder in cincinnati, ohio. the president urged his backers to vote today. the lineso early voting in ohio have been long, but republicans won a fight to shorten voting hours. mary jenkins was out to get obama backers to the polls. she figured she could make the difference nationally. >> i wouldn't be able to sleep at night if i didn't put in every shift that i'm putting in over these four days. thank you so much for your enthusiasm. >> reporter: across town is a mitt romney phone bank. >> we're just calling to remind you your vote is very important. >> reporter: republicans figure their work couldecide the presidency, like the democrats. >> it will go a very, very long way to winning this state. >> reporter: governor romney lef
, the results of an alarming study about cell phone use by pregnant women and the danger it may present to the unborn baby. >> and we're preparing for a wedding wedding. it's wedding week. the perfect fall setting with all the fixings. >> good morning. i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. it's monday, november 12th, 2012. we honor those who served our country. right now, a d.c. group is preparing a luncheon for veterans who are homeless, in need of help. a place with an unbelievable history. >> reporter: this place has been around since 184. more on that in a minute. these guys cater towards vets. they're doing what they do best every day, and that's help out those who have helped us live the life that we lead every single day. the mission today keynote speaker retired u.s. army general pete fuller. he's in to, as we say, trade war stories. the mission, $5 million worth of food a year. it's not just vets. they also help out other men and women as well as young children. they also have extended care, 18 months, and also help out with counseling. this place was the original number
in long lines as we speak to have their voices heard. melissa mollet joins us with more on how the presidential candidates are spending their election day. good morning. with hours to go until the results start rolling in, a day of waiting in line for voters and a waiting game for the candidates before we will all know who will be the next president of the united states. president obama has radio and tv interviews scheduled throughout the day. it's done with the rope. he traveled more than 1,000 miles in wisconsin, and ohio. he made personal phone calls urging people to vote. >> hey, karen. barack obama. >> reporter: he and the first lady arrived in chicago to await the results. the president plans to spend part of the day playing a basketball game with advisers and friends. mrs. obama voted early as did the president. his final campaign event in iowa, the state that gave the president his 2008 victory. >> when the stakes said you wouldn't, you said yes we can. in politics, it's not winning elections, it's making sure you are delivering for the folks who sent you. >> reporter:
-author of the petraus biography breaks his silence. >> jim rosenfeld joins us live. >> reporter: first, we want to show you video from charlotte. this is outside paul paula broadwell's home. f.b.i. agents went into the hois as part of a consensual search ashe f.b.i. wraps up its investigation. while broadwell hasn't been seen since the scandal broke last week, others closely connected to the story are now talking. >> i was dumbfounded when i heard about the affair. >> reporter: breaking his silence tonight. >> what was a question in my mind, quite frankly, was why general petraus was granting paula broadwell the kind of access he fwranted her. >> reporter: it was concerned brought to the f.b.i. by this woman that helped bring down the cia director. a family friend and social liaison, kelly was said to be alarmed by anonymous e-mails. the first referred to kelly socializing with other generals in tampa. behavior the writer suggested was inappropriate and should stop. by june, kelly went to the f.b.i. with multiple anonymous e-mails that she felt were pe nasing. the f.b.i. began a cyber stalking case met
to see. are certain employees getting parking privileges the rest of us don't get. news4's iteam has been undercover for the mast month to find out who's parking for free. tisha thompson has our report. >> reporter: pay to park, or pay the fine. >> what happens if you don't pay the meter? >> then you get a ticket. >> reporter: parking officers don't play around in the district. >> i got a ticket. i'm only three minutes over the time limit. >> reporter: but after getting a tip from a viewer, the news4 iteam started its own parking patrol. wait until you see which district employees are illegally parking all day. and getting away with it. >> oh, wow. that's interesting. >> well, i think it's unfair. >> reporter: it's 7:00 a.m. spots are filling up fast around the d.c. government's center on 14th in northwest. while some drivers drop in coins, it's hard not to notice, car after car after car sitting at unpaid meters. hanging on the mirror? handicapped placards. according to d.c. law, placards only allow you free parking for twice the posted time on the meter. we watched this guy day after da
with us. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang for this morning after election night. this morning the long and hard fought presidential election is over with president barack obama voted into office for a second term. >> it is a decisive victory for the president, at least in the electoral college. take a look at the race. to 270 in terms of electoral votes, president obama wins with 303 over former massachusetts governor mitt romney's 200 electoral votes, this without florida, which is still considered too close to call with 97% of the precincts reporting, although president obama does have a narrow lead. >> the president picked up many battlegrounds states, including virginia, colorado, and the all important ohio. he declared victory to an ecstatic group of supporters in chicago. the president was joined on stage just like four years ago with the first lady and their two daughters. >> shortly before that, governor romney addressed a crowd of disappointed supporters. they both said in their speeches that now that the election is over. it is time for republicans and democrats to w
us what's going on at the scene. tony? >> reporter: still a very, very active scene here in district heights. i want to show you a picture of the scene now. federal agents still at the house. many, many agents are going in and out of the house. they were in the backyard all morning long. this morning, it was a d.c. fbi field office search warrant. they were assisted by the s.w.a.t. team. they came in around 6:00, 6:15 this morning. when they got in the house, one of the s.w.a.t. team members felt threatened. at that time, he fired his weapon. no one was hit. a woman inside the house did sustain a non-life threatening injury. she was taken to the hospital with superficial wounds. that is the latest we know on her condition. no word on why they did hit this house this morning or what the search warrant contained or what they were looking for. barbara and keith, a very, very active scene here in district heights. many, many fbi agents are still at this house collecting evidence. we saw them this morning going through the house and into the backyard. we are going continue to follow this
on the hill today briefed some lawmakers on libya. one, a democrat said the account backed rice. that u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect account that she passed on. >> that this was a spontaneous protest that evolved into something militant. that was the best information. they said they had at the time. >> reporter: there had been earlier attacks in benghazi. house republicans hammered the administration reaction. >> the people back at state here in washington continued to deny additional security. and they continued to do away with security that was already there. >> reporter: democrats pushed back. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president, or the secretary of state, or the united nations ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> reporter: a fight over a tragedy that could become, by david petraeus, who as cia director went to benghazi to investigate and will testify to congress tomorrow. petraeus may have quit in disgrace when he admitted adultery, but his believability on national security and bipartisanship will most probably lead both
tired, then i ask you to vote for change. help us win this. >> reporter: with bruce springsteen, president obama started today in wisconsin. >> you know that i'll fight for you and your families every single day, as hard as i know how. >> reporter: last night colorado, a huge rally. after a shimmy with stevie wonder in cincinnati, ohio. the president urged his backers to vote today. the lines to early voting in ohio have been long. but republicans won a fight to shorten voting hours. mary jenkins was out to get obama backers to the polls. she figured she could make the difference nationally. >> i wouldn't be able to sleep at night if i didn't put in every shift that i'm putting in over these four days. thank you so much for your enthusiasm. >> reporter: across town is a mitt romney phone bank. >> we're just calling to remind you that your vote is very important. >> reporter: ohio republicans, like democrats, figure their work could decide the presidency. >> if this county ends up red for mitt romney, it will go a very, very long way to winning this state. >> reporter: governorom
conference. we have a reporter at the press conference. he'll tell us why and when the schools will be shut down. >>> our studio has been transformed into an elegant winter scene for today's wedding. today, music, food and the perfect dress for the winter wedding of your dreams. good morning. welcome to news 4 midday. i'm keith russell. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's tuesday, november 13th, 2012. we have breaking news. unusual scene in court. just now, it ended with no plea deal were suspected east coast rapist. prosecutors believe aaron thomas was going to plead guilty for the 2009 attack on three teenagers. there was confusion as he hesitated to enter a plea. he said i don't know what way is right and which way is wrong. after a short recess, he backed out of the plea deal. julie carey is in court and will bring the latest. >>> kwame brown is being sentenced on a federal bank charge. he resigned from the d.c. council. brown admitted to lying on applications to obtain bank loans. he faces up to six months in prison. prosecution is asking for six days followed by supervised release. we'll br
-atlantic at this hour and it could mean snow for some of us. let's go over to veronica johnson. >> yes, still a strong coastal storm. as i said yesterday, the storm system more off the coast and still trying to overcome a lot of dry air. so this is how our day has looked pretty much with really precipitation falling throughout. just got off the phone with a friend of mine up in essex, maryland, areas northeast baltimore, where there's been a few drops of rain falling there. let's take me up to philadelphia, pennsylvania, where they've had flakes of snow. in fact, bigger flakes. you can see covering the camera lens. you can see the traffic down below. philadelphia, pennsylvania, from this coastal storm, one of the areas that's expecting some of the higherccumulating snowfalls. trenton, new jersey, and up around hartford, connecticut. back to what's going on here. you can see the trend, the moisture pushing throughout the morning hours. the afternoon hours from east to west, now leesburg, d.c., waldorf, leonardtown. very few reports of much of anything falling here. in new jersey, look at that white, di
. unfortunately that could mean more power outages. for us, 45 degrees, winds out of the north at 16 miles per hour. cloudy skies with rain moving in. temperatures are on the cold side. look at these windchills, sitting at 35 in gaithersburg, 38 at the airport and 37 in manassas. once again, this will not be a big event for us. i'll come back and tell you what the big event will be, though, in just a minute. >>> a live look at reagan national airport where a number of flights heading north have been canceled already. united airlines suspended most of its service this afternoon. american airlines joined in. canceling flights to philadelphia. most airlines are warning passengers they need to reschedule and waiving some flight fees. >>> after his victory last night, president obama and the first family are due back in washington this hour. his long day started with the early-morning victory speech. soon he needs to get back to work with congress to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. keith russell is tracking the president's travel today. keith? >> hey, wendy. president obama and the first family a
using the energy in virginia which again would create more jobs. >> reporter: voter core win long said he made his decision for tim kaine. >> he is a moderate democrat. i favor moderate republicans and moderate democrats. the choice between those two so i went with the democrat. >> reporter: some voters say no mat here the final vote goes to, it is a relief to see the end of the tv ads in particular. >> anything on television without having ads. and i am so sick of it. >> reporter: some political watchers expect that the virginia senate race will be followed by the presidential race, meaning that if the democrats take presidency, tim kaine will be senator. if it goes to the republicans, then george allen. we'll have to see. we'll explore that more at 6:00. richard jordan, news4. >> voting wasn't quick or easy for thousands of people in our area who waited in long lines today. and it didn't matter whether you voted in virginia, the district or maryland. a look at some of the problems that slowed down voting. >> reporter: they've handled here at roosevelt high school. these are people he
for a possible ground invasion. we're live in gaza. >>> and coming to america. the u.s., a beacon of freedom and hope for people all around the world. the dream of citizenship about to be fulfilled from these people. they come from different lands with different stories t tell, but they will all become americans live today, friday, november 16th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. as we look at statue of liberty live, we are going to witness something really remarkable today on our plaza, and if there's a dry eye left when this ceremony is over i'll be amazed. 30 people who have worked so hard to become u.s. citizens, a wait that sometimes was measured in decades will become u.s. citizens on our plaza. >> so many of us take it for granted. those people out on the plaza do not take it for granted. their family members are here to witness it as well. it's amazing. >> one minute familie
>> based on our investigation, it led us to the state's attorney's office who decided we should go forward with charges. >> reporter: as spelled out in court documents, one of the victims was a neighbor of the accused who stayed for a period at the farrow home because of problems at his own home. the alleged incidents were said to have happened most of the time at farrow's home, either in the house in a basement or spare bedroom. it's also alleged there were encounters in a trailer on the property. according to court documents, there was at least one incident of inappropriate behavior while farrow's wife was home asleep. farrow allegedly began by showing the youths pornographic videos and the contact escalated to sexual touching and oral sex. they were alleged to have happened with both boys present. the documents say the two youths had refused to perform acts on each other despite farrow's urging. when the boys were 13 or 14 years old, the activity stopped. >> they're not ruling out the possibility of other victims out there. >> reporter: farrow was ordered held on $250,000 bond.
until you get to the tight shot. >> chuck bell, what do you have for us this morning? >> my lips are chapped too. it's fun eny you would say that. i was looking for the chap stick for the first time of the cold weather season. if you haven't found it at your house, start looking. because the weather won't get more moist any time too soon. so for temperatures this morning, cold indeed. 41 at national airport. we did drop below 40 degrees a couple of hours ago at national. first time below 40 at national since early march. yes, indeed, a change in the seasons for sure. storm team 4 radar shows no rain drops too close to us. a few drops toward the virginia beach area, those won't bother us. dry in the upstream direction for us as well. sunday planner, cold day today. sunshine for most. fighting cloud cover across parts of northern and central virginia. we'll keep an eye on that won't both every anybody. temperatures in the low 50s. heading out to the redskins game, 1:00 to 4:00 this afternoon. mid to upper 40s with breaks of sunshine from time to time. we'll talk to your back to wor
just about due north, so they're going to continue to get snow, wind, and rain in new england. for us locally, we've had a few scattered sprinkles, a little bit of flurry in the sleet activity in the last few hours, but that's ended a couple hours ago. but getting still a few sprinkles, maybe a little bit of wet snow. it's cold out of the mountains, below freezing there. but in maryland, virginia, the district, we're around 40 degrees and we'll stay that way for another few hours, just a small chance or a sprinkle or flurry. chilly and breezy by noontime. afternoon highs mid to upper 40s, to low 50s by mid afternoon. and a blustery wind. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update. first 4 traffic this thursday morning with danella. >> traveling 66 eastbound, had a crash but it quickly cleared and now it's out of the roadway altogether. this time, northbound at glebe, the accident there, still see police on the scene. travel lanes are open, and checking again, if you're traveling i-95 northbound just north of 32, had an accident involving an overturned box truck. now it looks to b
make up such a claim. >>> and it's the sure sign the holiday season is upon us, the arrival of the rockefeller plaza christmas tree, wednesday, november 14, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> hard to believe we're ready for the christmas tree, with you it's here. >> exactly. >> lose one direction but we gain the christmas tree. that's a good thing. >> get us in a mood that we were so depressed now that we don't have screaming teenagers on our plaza. >> we wi them. i'm willie geist in for matt? president obama bracing for some tough questions at the press conference this afternoon but the scandal involving top national security officials to a new level. >> defense secretary panetta and hillary clinton both spoke. secretary panetta said no one should leap to conclusions about general allen's e-mails to jill kelley who started this all. why did she claim to have diplomatic privileges when the state depa
on storm team 4 radar too close to us. nearest are off the outer banks of north carolina. today, a sunny start. increase in cloud cover this afternoon. but temperatures once again reaching up to the low 50s and, yes, indeed. you mentioned it. eagles/redskins, 1:00. good weather for it. >> sounds great, chuck. thanks. >>> this morning, family and friends are mourning the loss of a maryland teen stabbed to death at a robbery at a metro station early saturday morning at the woodley park metro station. we spoke with the victim's friends and neighbors. >> reporter: 18-year-old oan has been identified as the teen stabbed to death about 1:15 saturday morning. >> senseless. it's sad. really sad. i seen his mother this morning. >> reporter: police say griffin was robbed of personal belongings at 18th street and columbia road in adams morgan, he ran into the same group at woodly park metro station on connecticut avenue. that's when his friend was robbed and beaten by the group of teens. griffin was stabbed. >> his associates had encountered his associates w robbed him at the woodley park metro and
of the u.s. consulate attack there. petraeus will testify before the senate and house intelligence committees. his testimony comes a week after he resigned after admitting he had an extramarital affair. senate committee chair dianne feinstein says he still has information that is critical to this case. >> he interviewed many people, as i understand it, that were involved. so the opportunity to get his views, i think, is very important. >> this morning's closed door hearings will not cover petraeus' affair. and petraeus will still likely face questions about his indiscretion with cia investigators. the agency is launching an exploratory investigation to see if he misused any cia resources as its director. the fbi already concluded its investigation and found no evidence petraeus had mishandled classified information. >>> 6:05 right now. today president obama will begin negotiations with congressional leaders on perhaps the most important budget deal of his presidency. congressional leaders will meet with the president today at the white house. they're trying to keep the country from
of people turning out to cast their ballots in the morning. voters told us, when the computers went down, that made the delays and confusion even worse. >> some of the machines were broken down. they lost half the machines. >> reporter: then there were inconveniences for seniors and the disabled. some waited outside because they did not know they could wait inside. here in northwest washington, we heard reports of people standing in these lines for as long as three hours. >> i've been voting here for 25, 30 years and i've never seen lines like this. never. >> reporter: later in the afternoon, many of the lines were gone. like here at the boys and girls club in laurel. >> it wasn't too long. it was worth the wait. >> reporter: he said it shows residents are dedicated to making their vote count. >> clearly there is frustration. the good and the bad. people are coming out and coming out in record numbers. >> polls close here in maryland at 8:00. reporting live from green belt. news4. >> thank you. >>> it is a cold day and night for all those voters standing in those lines outside the pollin
to use farm equipment to get around. there is the threat of yet another storm that could be snow in our area. doug cameron now is here to let us know when that might move in, doug. >> of course, that's the last thing anyone along the east coast wants to hear. a possible east coast snowstorm and a possible storm from washington all the way up towards new york and boston. but i do think we're setting up for that pattern. we'll see a trough, a deep trough, along the east coast. that means that storm coming up from the gulf of mexico. it could mean rain for us and possibly snow. i'll break that down for you, but right now, it's all about current temperatures. 35 in winchester, 35 in gaithersburg. i'll let you know about the weekend plus what i think about our next storm coming up. >> okay, doug, thank you. now, to the final stretch for the race for the white house. both president obama and mitt romney battled the ohio tonight. mitt romney spoke to a large crowd in west chester. the president spoke in lie ma, ohio. he'll have one more stop in the buckeye stay before he heads to wisconsin, io
kammerer tells us what we can expect in the days ahead. >> it will a cool period, maybe even the next week. 39 in manassas and culpeper, 49 in washington, 45 in gaithersburg and the numbers will will go down about another 5 to 7 maybe 8 degrees in some areas. so it's going to be a very cool start. something else we've been seeing, shower activity, not showers here, this is that ground clutter we're talking about. shower up here toward north and east of frederick and more shower on the chesapeake, including an arundle county, st. mary's county, all moving out of the way. what's moving in? the pattern is set for a potential coastal storm. we're going to watch this as it makes its way up the coast. what is it going to do? i'll have the latest on the storm and what it may bring to us and new york city, coming up. >>> up next, she hit the jackpot, but one lottery winner was just days away from losing the whole $23 million prize. >>> also, a chance to live the american dream. we'll report on why many are waiting until after the election to take advantage of the opportunity. >>> and one of the mo
in the sky. we used to call that the sun. it's been nearly a week since we had anything close to a sunny day around here. i think tomorrow we finally start to turn the corner but it is going to stay chilly. so the weekend word is chilly. but at least it's going to be dry and we won't have to deal with any more crazy weather at least for a little while. a little chance to exhale. back to you. >> we want that, chuck. thanks. >> it's been a long week for people throughout the northeast after hurricane sandy. today president obama is expected to meet with top aides and lawmakers to monitor the government's response to the storm. afterwards homeland security and fema directors will visit storm damaged communities. meantime the storm is now blamed for 109 deaths in the u.s. as people continue to clean up mayor bloomberg canceled tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would boost the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now, though, the race that brings 40,000 runners to the street is off. much of the marathon would have go
is also tracking this story for us today and spoke to people who were inside that walmart store. we'll hear from them coming up tonight on news4 at 5:00. >>> cell phone video of a fight between a student and an mta bus driver in baltimore is making the rounds on youtube. the maryland transit administration says the driver in this video was removed from service pending an investigation. the video does not show what triggered the fight but the person who posted the video said the fight started when the driver told the teen to turn down her music. police are interviewing witnesses. the mta said in situations like this drivers are expected to call a supervisor. >>> calm day outdoors weatherwise. let's take a live look out there. another cold one, though. will this trend continue. >> veronica johnson knows, and tells us. hey, veronica. >> yeah, we sure layered up today. let's just say, you're going to be needing that coat, even the gloves for the next couple of days. behind me, the morning temperatures. how we started the day. we started out subfreezing so many locations. a little better
la fayette square. megan mcgrath joins us live where she talked to one of the victims. >> reporter: good morning. those shots were fired on 19th street, we are told. we spoke to one of the victims. it was a wild morning, it happened around 6:00 a.m. as people were headed out to work in the heart of downtown. we are less than a block off connecticut avenue in the heart of downtown. it started with a robbery, tu turned into a shooting when a car made its way to manson place at the corner of la fayette. he and his friends walked out of his business near jefferson place, a lounge in the area. it's his business. as they walked around the sidewalk, they were approached by three men, two of them wearing masks, all of them armed with guns. >> he came behind me. i told the girl in the car looking behind me like do you know the guy behind you? i turned around thinking it was someone i knew or someone joking th me. i saw the gun behind my back. the reaction was i smiled then i was like the moment i turned my face, there were guys behind my guys, too, my friends. pushed and grabbed my arm, twi
's new senator. >> now is the hard work. it's time for all of us to come together. >> in maryland, casino supporters celebrating a big victory this morning. >> good morning and welcome to news 4 midday. i'm keith russell. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's wednesday, november 7th, 2012. we begin with morning with the latest post election headlines. fresh off the big win, president obama celebrating his victory. the president and the rest of the first family head back to d.c. this afternoon. tim kaine defeated george allen in the senate race. he will discuss the win in richmond at noon. maryland voters passed all three ballot measures allowing the expansion of gamble, same-sex marriage and undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition. we'll have more on the election results. first, the latest on a storm headed in our direction. >> at this hour, rain has not started to fall in the metro area. that will change. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with the forecast. >> a lot of clouds. there's capitol hill. looking at storm team 4 radar, we don't have anything falling. there's heavy
meteorologist, tom kierein with the forecast. >> good morning. >> good morning. sandy still not done with us, yet. these clouds, these areas of sprinkles that have been coming through here this morning are still associated with sandy. the storm formerly known as sandy, which is spinning away over southeastern canada right now. it's a huge storm. it's affecting a big areas. the areas in green are getting sprinkle, fairfax, alexandria and points north and west. the wider view showing the circulation around sandy bringing a northerly and northwesterly flow into the region with aew sprinkles. breaks in the clouds in maryland and the eastern shore. they have sunshine right now. we may get a little of the sun breaking out later this afternoon. it is still cold out in western maryland and high land west virginia where they have all that snow. still only in the 30s there. closer to washington, the areas in green are beginning to climb into the 50s. it's 50 at reagan national. photos, new ones of the heavy snow devastation in western maryland. that will be coming up in a minute. we'll have the seven
that stand? >> yeah. >> not going to happen. stay with us. news 4 continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >> and now from washington's leading news station, this is news 4 today. >>> breaking news as israel strikes back in the gaza strip after more deadly attacks. >> a busy day on the hill as lawmakers demand answers on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> welcome to news 4. a live look outside right now at 5:00 a.m. 43 degrees out there. safe to say keep out the winter coats. no more shoving them in the back of the closet. >> look outside. don't go out there. it is another cold morning. make sure you wear your warmest winter coat. a lot of cloudiness. here's the view from space. cloud cover drifting over the region coming from the south. a disturbance in the carolinas giving us this cloud cover. we're not going to get any precipitation from it. right near freezing much of virginia, maryland. it's still cold, feeling like a december morning. prince gorgeous, my-30s. much of southern maryland, calvert, st. mary's, a rundell, mostly above 40. prince william county, into the shenandoah valley, a few isolat
miles an hour. that gives us a windchill of 41. it is a very chilly night tonight. take a look at these numbers. gaithersburg, already down to 39 there. 39 as well toward winchester, back towards leesburg and manassas. the current temperature at 43. talking a very cool night tonight. and one thing that is going to help us, we could really get cold tonight. but with cloud cover moving in, you can see clouds beginning to make their way in. that should help temperatures stay up a little bit. but it's still going to be a very chilly night tonight. i'll let you know how cold things will be when you wake up tomorrow. and what we think now as far as the weekend and your holiday week next week coming up in the full forecast. >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray announced a plan to create 100,000 new jobs for the city in the next five years. gray said the city is doing well economically. he wants a diversified work force not dependent on federal jobs. tom sherwood is here with details on his plan. >> the mayor wants high-tech jobs, more medical jobs, jobs in hospitality, more retail, the city's
a career fair for vets at george mason university. news 4's derrick ward joins us from the patriots center with more on today's veterans career hiring event. a great event, derrick. >> indeed it is. this is a second annual one. i can tell you there have been a lot of people coming through these doors with great posture. you know there is something good going on here. the second annual event like this is part of the american freedom festival in conjunction with that. joining me now is sergeant major of the army jack tilly. thank you so much for joining us today. >> thank you so much for inviting me. >> my pleasure tell me about this. why was this job fair started? >> because right now it was started because there was about 11% of the veterans that joined the military after 9/11, the national average for veterans is 7.7%. the other problem you have is that even during this current war you had about 6500 killed, 50,000 veterans that are, have been wounded. one in five have some form of ptsd and 150,000 homeless veterans. so it's about helping our veterans find work and employment. that is why
, let's shrink spending and cut spending. >>> the long line some of us suffered on election day in virginia are now called into question. that state's democratic party has asked for an official review. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey has more now on why some people had to wait so long to vote and what's being done about it. >> reporter: hour after hour after hour, as long as five hours at one prince william county polling place, an election day issue in both prince william and parts of fairfax county. a few polling places stayed open until 11:00 p.m. >> just unacceptable. why weren't the proper preparations taken. we knew it was going to be a big turnout. >> reporter: that's democratic party charlie moran. now he's calling on governor bob mcdonald to do a full investigation. he says turnout also reached new highs in 2008, but there weren't similar problems then. >> why did it go so poorly this year, and why were these long lines experienced. again, we're going to be a battleground state so ultimately we don't want this to happen again. let's fix it. >> reporter: someo
's rescue after she had been attacked in her upper northwest d.c. home. news 4 pat collins joins us live with his reaction in the chevy chase neighborhood where it all unfolded. pat? >> jim. two things tonight. first, official charges for that teenager accused of beating and robbing an 81-year-old woman. and then we hear from the postman who came to her aid. >> it's hard. i never seen anything like this in this community ever. it's strange. unfortunately, it had to happen to someone like her. >> this is teddy, he's the mailman in this neighborhood. he came to the rescue of that 81-year-old woman beaten and robbed in her home on mckinley street. >> knocked on her door to give her the mail and i notice she was disturbed. and she reached out to me and said, you have to help me. i said, what happened? she said, she had been attacked and robbed. i said, do you need the police? she said, yes, could you please call them. >> reporter: this happened wednesday and police say an 18-year-old broke through a basement window and robbed the woman who lives here. >> she had a big bruise and a bump, you
handily. we begin with that breaking news right now. keith joins us with the latest developments on this widely respected public figure. >> unacceptable. that's how david petraeus described his behavior to the letter sent out at the workforce at the cia. he met with president obama yesterday to see if he would accept his eresignation a director. he showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in that affair. him and his wife were together 37 years and he said that type of behavior is unacceptable as a husband and a leader of the cia. he's held the position of director since congress confirmed him last september, prior to that he led u.s. forces in both iraq and afghanistan. petraeus said the president accepted his resignation this afternoon. the president issued a statement a short time ago that read "i am completely confident that the cia will continue to thrive and carry out its position. going forward my thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus who has done so much to help military families through her own work. i wish them the very best at this difficult time." he
on the man wanted for allegedly bombing three northern virginia homes. police tell us alan stewart ii was just arrested near great falls, montana. he's accused of throwing bombs into three stafford homes earlier this week. he targeted an ex-girlfriend and two officers who arrested him in the past. officers in montana say stewart threw several pipe bombs at them when they tried to pull him over today. >>> the financial toll from hurricane sandy could be more than double the estimates we heard before it hit. new estimates today indicate the total cost could reach $50 billion. $30 billion in economic loes, and up to $20 billion in the cost for insurance companies. this estimate went up because of damage to new york subway system and the blocked roads that are keeping help out of so many communities. for the first time since sandy shut them down, all three of new york's major airports are up and running. you can see the flooding mess at laguardia just a couple of days ago. that airport now open with a limited schedule. both jfk and newark which had already opened on a limited basis, are e
petraeus raises a whole lot of questions. david gregory of "meet the press" joins us now with more on the potential fallout from the cia director's resignation. the hardest thing to keep in washington is a secret. was this affair widely known? >> no. not to me. i think that washington seems to be collectively very surprised by this. the president was surprised by it. found out yesterday. they talked. the president thought about it overnight and accepted the resignation. senator feinstein said publicly she wished the president had not accepted the resignation because it's a real blow. this is a real surprise. i mean, as the piece sets up, the timing is so curious with the benghazi stuff bearing down and people close to petraeus says it has nothing to do with that. find this incredibly surprising and the election is over and the washington intrigue has just begun. >> how long before we know who the other party is, do you think? >> i don't know. i mean, in this media age, i don't know if it will take a long time. there are reports about the fbi looking into people close to him who had
the lanes. now you'll need one of these, an ez pass to ride the all electronic lane. you can use the one you already own or of course you can get the ez pass flex, the flex allows you to avoid the toll by car pooling with three or more people. all you have to do is flip a switch at the bottom of the device that says hov on right before you enter the lanes. but just keep in mind that state troopers will be watching to make sure enough people are in the car. >> we are following breaking news now from overseas. a school bus collided with a train in egypt killing at least 47 people most of them children. it happened 230 miles south of cairo. police say the bus was crossing the track and the railroad crossing was knocked down. the train went right into it. >>> a developing story in the gaza strip. overnight israeli forces destroyed one of the offices of hamas's prime minister. no one was killed in the latest attack. israel had launched multiple air strikes since wednesday when it killed hamas's top military commander. they say the attack is in response to missiles fired into israel from gaza. thr
about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said the intelligence committee chose not to disclose the al qaeda connection to the attack, in order to avoid tipping off the terrorists. steve handelsman is on capitol hill now with a special treatment that congress gave to the retired general. steve? >> reporter: hi, jim. it wasn't a hot seat, it was more a warm welcome up here on capitol hill tonight. some republicans are still charging that somebody played politics with what the public was told about benghazi. petraeus testified that if that happened, it wasn't the fault of the cia. former cia director david petraeus kept out of sight until he got home. lawmakers had cleared the way for him to get to the closed-door hearing without walking through halls. a favor to the general, who apologized to lawmakers for his affair. petraeus testified the cia figured immediately it was al qaeda that attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. killing the u.s. ambassador and three others. how the cia with an eye on libya missed the threat is still under investigation. but petraeus'
us from terrorism have been very, very solid. >> reporter: the ad's running in the nine swing states plus minnesota. an acknowledgement that governor romney's got a chance to upset the election map. >> the president wants to see four more years and that's his chant, four more years. but our chant is this, five more days, all right? five more days. >> reporter: but floridians lined up today to early vote. tuesday is the last day of the election. new york mayor michael bloomberg is a political independent, who endorsed no candidate in 2008. but today, in the wake of hurricane sandy, bloomberg urged the re-election of barack obama. because said the mayor, the president's fighting climate change. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> tonight a woman is telling her story of survival in hopes it will bring a man who tried to kill her to justice. police chief kathy lanier said the man in this surveillance video is suspected of stabbing the woman more than 25 times. she says the man left her for dead last week in northeast. and she wants him off the streets. pat collins spoke exclusively with the
of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the revi starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in israel overnight. three people killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight ahead. >>> and one of the most popular energy drinks on the market. these five-hour energy capsules have been cited as a possible factor in 13 deaths. weeks after similar reports tied to monster drinks. we'll have more on that story. and then we'll take a turn, and i know, matt, it's only rock 'n' roll, but you like it. >>> i'm an unabashed lover of the rolling stones and they're celebrating their 50th anniversary. what do they remember as their early days as rock's original bad boys. what would they change if they could do it all again? we'll have an interview coming up. >> you're excited, you're even tweeting abo
. the judge in the federal case sentenced him to one day in custody of the u.s. marshals. and he spent that day, he'll be in until 5:30. that's yewhy he was in chains. he is in federal custody until 5:30 today and then begins two years in communicate service to make up for his crime. >> tom sherwood, thank you. >>> the plot thickens. new names are now coming out in that scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. it all began with his having an affair with paula broadwell. investigators say she sent threatening e-mails to jill kelley, a petraeus family friend. now the pentagon is looking into thousands of e-mails between kelley and general john allen. live on capitol hill with more on another twist. how shirtless photos from an fbi agent are now playing into this scandal. steve? >> put that one last, jim. since it is but clearly the least important. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, is not over there tonight. coincidencely, he is here in washington for hearings that had been scheduled tomorrow on what allen still hopes will be his next job. he is just in time
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